Youth unemployment rate up by one percent

Instead of youth unemployment rate plummeting, it has gone up by one percent because of the increase in the number of students completing schools and around 76,000 students completing school and entering the workforce in the 11th Plan. This is according to ‘The State of the Nation’ report, which was presented by Dasho Tshering Tobgay […]

Farmers share in paddy cultivation labor through water woes

It is afternoon. Fog surrounds the paddy fields in Samphelling gewog in Chhukha. A slight drizzle is in the air. Sweat droplets appear on 45-year-old Ash Man Limbu’s forehead as he engages in the chores of paddy cultivation. Time is running out as the irrigation water will be diverted to the next field. The villagers take […]

Bhutan’s first satellite launched

Bhutan’s first satellite, BHUTAN-1 (10x10x10 CubeSat) was piggybacked into the SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket with other payload to the International Space Station at 3:42 p.m. yesterday from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida, USA. The Minister of Information and Communications, D.N Dhungyel, congratulated the space engineers studying at Kyutech, Japan, for developing the CubeSat […]

Compassionate Listening; to overcome the pain of addiction

This year, the United Nations celebrated the International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking with the theme ‘Listen First.’ Business Bhutan looks into how compassionate listening can transform relationships with someone who is fighting drug addiction. Almost everyone has someone in their life who is fighting drug addiction problem. Relationships have gone soar. Substance […]

IIDD starts getting application for industrial plots 

The Industries Infrastructure Development Department (IIDD) under the economic affairs ministry has started receiving application for the development of industries in four industrial parks in the country. IIDD’s Chief Engineer, Kezang Deki said the department will soon start allotting plots to the applicants. For the Motanga Industrial Estate in Samdrup Jongkhar, the department has already […]

Video showing bullying incident goes viral

The man who was shown in a video bullying another including physically assaulting him and making the victim lick his boots has gone viral in social media, prompting the police to arrest him on Thursday at the suspect’s home in Darla gewog in Phuentsholing. The 24-year-old man has been accused of bullying the 19-year-old man […]

Royal Bhutan Helicopter Services makes a profit of Nu 89mn

A profit of Nu 89mn was generated since the launch of the Royal Bhutan Helicopter Services (RBHS) in 2016. The RBHS generated total revenue of Nu 135mn in 2016 with a profit turnover of Nu 64mn; however, the revenue increased to Nu 163mn in 2017. “To state that the initiative of introducing helicopter services is […]

Thimphu records highest unemployment rate

Bhutan’s unemployment rate is 2.4% of which Thimphu has the highest unemployment rate of 6%, according to the Population and Housing Census of Bhutan 2017 (PHCB). The census shows a total labor force of 340,236 persons of which 8,137 persons are unemployed, giving an unemployment rate of 2.4% for the country. This means that 2.4% […]

Could social media be the deciding factor in NA elections? – RABI C DAHAL

  As the third parliamentary elections are nearing, politicking is heating up per diem. Politicians – veteran and aspiring – are at full throttle already promoting their candidature. This time round, though, campaigning has taken a shift. There will of course be speeches and meetings and visits to the constituencies, once the Election Commission of […]